Let’s look out for each other this Christmas
The region's fire and rescue service has called on people to look out for each other this Christmas after revealing they have been called to help more than 100 people in distress – in just six months. Tyne and Wear…
The first handheld sonar with artificial intelligence (AI) – available now in Europe
AQUAEYE by VodaSafe is an advanced underwater scanner that uses the latest sonar technology as well as artificial intelligence to identify human bodies underwater and in waters with poor visibility. This lightweight, portable underwater sonar device allows rescuers to quickly…
Learn about water safety – fire crews and partners raise awareness of dangers with public events
Residents and visitors to some of Norfolk’s most scenic waterside spots are invited to find out more about water safety from the county’s fire crews. Fire and rescue crews will build on public engagement work already undertaken this year, and…
Reach and Rescue’s long-reach rescue pole wins Queen’s Award for Innovation – UK’s most prestigious accolade for business
Reach and Rescue is a leading manufacturer of water-rescue equipment, supplying to emergency services and search and rescue teams plus a multitude of global industries including maritime, military and construction. The company, headquartered in Greater Manchester, is overjoyed to receive…
Sottish Fire and Rescue issues frozen-water warning
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) is warning communities across Scotland to stay clear of frozen water as temperatures drop. The national service is urging the public to be aware of the risks of going onto, or allowing children…
The Flood Expo

Running on the 12th & 13th, the Flood Expo will showcase the innovative products and infrastructure helping to deal with an ever-increasing global threat – transforming Birmingham into the hub of the industry over two unmissable days. Over 4,000 flood professionals will…

UK and Korean Companies Celebrate Anniversary at Intersec 2018

UK based Reach and Rescue, manufacturers of specialist rescue poles and equipment and Korean Fire Safety Technology Company Ltd are celebrating the first anniversary of their partnership working at Intersec 2018.  The two companies first established their relationship at last…

Pair of Lake Assault Fire & Rescue Boats Now On Duty With The San Bernardino County Fire Department

Lake Assault Boats, a leading manufacturer of purpose-built and mission-specific fire and rescue boats, has placed two fire and rescue boats into service with the San Bernardino County Fire Department in California. The versatile landing craft style vessels, one 28…

Palfinger Marin Launch FRSQ 630 Fast Rescue Boat

In 2016, Harding Safety and PALFINGER MARINE merged into one company. Now the first product combining the lifesaving systems expertise of former Harding and the boat expertise of PALFINGER MARINE’s professional boat division is introduced to the market: The new…

International Floodfighting Masterclass 2017

Our 2017 Masterclass in flood response and rescue techniques centred on Charlotte Fire Department (CFD) and North Carolina Emergency Management, USA continues from nearly a decade and a half partnership programme of exchange visits of first responders and managers, including…

The importance of PPE in a water rescue situation

A drysuit can essentially save your life while you are working in cold water. During a water rescue situation, a rescuer can find themselves in the water for a prolonged period of time. Should you come into direct contact with…

A Safer Approach to Water Rescue

The Emergency services in the UK respond to an ever increasing frequency of major flood and water rescue incidents events. If we look at the statistics we can see there were a total of 381 drowning and water-related deaths from…

HRH The Earl of Wessex Officially opens Newsham Court

His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex officially opened Newsham Court, the new headquarters of Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS), on Tuesday 8 September. The Earl was received by James Puxley, Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire, before being introduced…

Stacker Trailer Improves Water Rescue Response Time

It is no secret that in an emergency situation, mere seconds cans save lives. This small town company had a big idea for a custom-built water rescue trailer that can help improve emergency response time and efficiency, ultimately saving lives.…

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